Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: January 2020

Tributes paid to political colossus and peacemaker

Hundreds of tributes from across the political spectrum have been paid to former SDLP deputy leader, Seamus Mallon, who passed away at his Markethill home on Friday at the age of 83.

Seamus Mallon 1936 – 2020

(From his discussions over the years with Peter Makem) Looking out from his kitchen window on the old Armagh Road in Markethill, Seamus Mallon could see Slieve Gullion in the distance. He often remarked how proud he was to represent…

Another good hair day for talented stylist

Diarmúid Pepper Mullaghbawn hairdresser Maria Owens has picked up a coveted top prize at the Northern Ireland Wedding Awards for the second time in three years.  

Attempted murder charge after stabbing victim sustains ‘life-changing injuries’

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing incident in Newry on Friday night, which left a 41-year-old man with ‘life-changing injuries’.

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Appeal follows spate of burglaries

Detectives  in Newry are appealing for information following reports of four burglaries, which occurred in the Newry and Camlough areas on Tuesday evening last (22 January).

Impressive start for Armagh

Allianz NFL Div 2   Armagh 2-18 Cavan 1-08 Armagh made an impressive start to their Allianz League Division Two campaign with a very convincing 2-18 to 1-8 Athletic Grounds win over Cavan.

Camlough family speak of heartbreak as inquest concludes

The family of a Camlough man who died after he was attacked by a fellow patient at a specialist care facility say they are heartbroken and “completely gutted” that an inquest has ruled his death was accidental and they have…

Jim Steen: A sporting icon

On Friday past we lost a great friend, a gentleman, a sporting icon, as the local sporting world mourned at the passing of the late Jim Steen, but to everyone who knew him, he was just plain Jimmy.

A dream come true as Lauren meets her idol

by Diarmúid Pepper A local teenager’s dream came true, as the Make-A-Wish Foundation organised a meeting between Lauren Fitzgerald and her hero Emma Watson. 

Further charity fundraisers planned in memory of popular Camlough man

The family of popular Camlough man Sean Byrne, who died as result of a fall while walking in the Mournes Mountains on 13th January 2019, would like to thank everyone at home and abroad who contacted Sean’s family on his First Anniversary to express a message…